Tuesday, September 30, 2008

And We Are Off!

It's finally here! The graduation of Doug's nephew from the Marine Corp boot camp. We weren't sure this day would come, so we haven't been saying much about it.

Tomorrow we head off to Parris Island to meet the Inlaws and spend some quality Marine family time. ( Thank God we have our own hotel room so we can then have some quality drinking time!)

We will be taking pictures of Cameron in his blues, so I will post them next week.

Once the graduation is over - and I don't understand why all this has to take place in the middle of the week - Doug and I are meeting our friends John and Cat in Savannah for a nice alcohol and ghost filled weekend of revelry!

Everyone have a good weekend! I'll be back as long as we can find gas!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Birthday Weekend!

Not mine, the DH's..... Saturday is the big day and I have a weekend of festivities planned.

Starting tomorrow, the neighbors are going to come over for some steak and cake :) Specifically Cookie Puss from Carvel.... And probably some video game playing.

Saturday some friends we made doing the play are going to come to our house to celebrate The Doug's birthday( The Doug being his nickname from the play - don't ask).... We are going to have burgers and MORE cake and then off to the N GA State fair. It's a cheesy fair but its still fun for a couple of hours. They don't even have livestock or anything unless you count the World's Largest Steer... I don't know what the special activities are on Saturday but I am sure they will be riveting. Last year someone got shot out of a cannon... So who knows??

I don't ride the rides - fair rides scare me and I tend to get sick - deep fried twinkies don't stay down that well...... So I will watch while everyone else gets sick. Hopefully I will have pictures to post on Sunday. If I live through Sat night.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Gas Crunch is Killing Me!

For some reason, it seems as if the gas shortage is worse in Metro Atlanta than anywhere else. Tagging on to Angela's rant about it from this weekend, I have one of my own.

I have been good about getting gas. I am waiting until I am down to a 1/4 of a tank before I try to get gas. I have a CX-9 and with as much as I have been traveling 1/4 of a tank of gas comes very quickly to me. Last night I decided that I had better stop on the way home and get gas.

So I pull into this madhouse that used to be a gas station and make my way around to a line. As I am getting in a line, some woman in another car is coming towards me and very upset bc apparently I am blocking her exit. At this time, I had NOWHERE to go bc someone had pulled up behind me.

She's in her car shouting and gesturing at me to move and I am trying to tell her that I can't( I have a backup camera people, I can see when there is a car behind me!). The guy behind me could see what was going on and was trying to help me move backwards, but I could only move about a foot. She's still screaming at me to get out of her way( and I am trying VERY hard not to get out of the car and slap her - seriously, I entertained the thought). Turns out she wants me to do a 3 point TURN into the parking spaces so that she can get through to get out. Now, I have a pretty big car and it's not the easiest thing to manuever, but I attempted it just to shut her up. I finally moved enough to where she could get through and she proceeds to tell the person behind me that *I* don't know how to drive. I swear I am glad she left because at that point I *would* have had to get out of the car and slap her silly.

We are in an unfortunate situation right now, and everyone just has to be patient. I hate it, I am an impatient person, but we just have to suck it up. It took me TEN minutes to get OUT of the station once I had gotten gas. But I didn't lose my temper - even though the reason it took so long is because some woman forgot which side her gas tank was on and had to turn completely around at the pump.....

I just kept thinking good thoughts and turned the Sirius on to comedy and let it go at that.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

TA DA!!!!

So what do you think? Shannon at Eightcrazydesign has done it again! I love it!! I adore the colors and especially the way she was able to incorporate Reilly's picture into it.

I am ready to hear your opinions! Hit me - good or bad!

Oh and PLEASE use my button! You'll find the HTML code easy to install on your blog.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Wii has a Fault!

Yes ladies and gents, I have found the one flaw with the Wii Fit! I weighed in last night( first time in a week- shame shame) and the little blankety blank told me I had gained 3 lbs(see Angie, I feel your pain!). Then it proceeds to ask me WHY I think I have gained that weight.... and out of the choices there was NOT one labled " It's just that time and I am BLOATED!"..... Apparently the Fit doesn't take hormones into account.

So I selected - "Gee I don't know" and moved right along ;).

Stay tuned! The new blog design is ready and should be uploaded soon!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Doggy Shopping - I'm addicted

Hi, My name is Stephanie and I am addicted to shopping for my dog. I don't shop for myself - ever! It's always for the dog.

What triggered the latest shopping binge? The new Orvis Dog Catalog. Have you seen it? Pages and pages of things that my dog just HAS to have! The newest item? A frisbee that lights up! Who doesn't need that? Reilly loves frisbee and when we play in the dark he can't see it, so bingo - problem solved.

Then I was perusing their cushy cushy dog beds. Compared it to the bed Reilly got from Target. Found Reilly's bed lacking and BOOM! New bed for Reilly.

I finally made myself PUT the catalog down and walk away.... It's hidden in a drawer but calling my name, telling me that Reilly really does need that squeaky toy, and a fleece pullover...... ARGH!!!! HELP!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pictures of the Play

I think I might finally get some of the pictures to post... so here it goes:

This is a picture of all but 2 of the guys in the play. The guy in the suit was nice enough to fill in for someone who didn't show up - ever.... Thankfully he did bc I would be standing there if he wasn't.

Here are some of the girls and one of the missing guys.... The girl in the middle is supposed to be wearing an extremely ugly dress.. technically a 60 year old Russian dress( what was Neil Simon thinking????) Thankfully the assistant stage manager/tech person is a super seamstress and she bought a dress at a thrift store and made it ugly :).

This is from the last scene in the show.... I wish they had gotten the whole cast in - they are going up the stairs... It would have been a nice picture.

So we have 3 performances this weekend and 2 next weekend and then we are done. I am going to miss the cast so much - some of us have become friends. Thank goodness for Facebook.... :) At least I can keep track of them there.

But I am looking forward to tonight. I am refreshed and ready to go. Although I will miss seeing Doug at home tonight. I am hoping he'll meet me during act II and go out for drinks after the show.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wii Fit

Inspired by Angie to do the Couch to 5K( not going so well btw) I went and spent $90 on a Wii Fit this weekend. I REALLY like it.

The first thing is does is a body mapping which told me I was fat( really??) and calculated my weight, and my BMI. Then you can use it to set goals.

There are several modules on the fit - Yoga, Aerobics, Balance and Strength Training. The aerobics has stuff like step( nope failed that) , Hula Hoop, and running - that's all I have so far. I need to unlock more stuff by working out more. The yoga is fun and so is the balance. I haven't worked the strength training yet, but I think I will tonight since we're supposed to be getting rain.

Doug's gotten into the program too, so it's been fun doing it together. Reilly hates the whole concept of the Wii.... especially since Doug stepped on him while playing tennis the other night.

I'll keep you posted, but my BMI is already dropping.....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

We Opened!!!!

Finally!  The play opened last night and it was quite the success.  Except for one guy missing an entrance( everyone covered for him) it went very well.  Even the DH enjoyed it - and I was surprised him being as sick of the play as I am.  But he'd never seen it, just spent countless hours building the set.

I thought I was going to be able to post some pictures, but I can't get them to download so I will do that later.

I am happy bc Agility was cancelled this morning and I can relax a bit.  Reilly's not so happy, but he's very happy I am home.

And I am happy that I can have my life back!!! :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

I've Been Honored

My wonderful friend Angela has passed on a lovely award to me and I am honored. Especially since my blog hasn't been very interesting lately, but I promise it will as soon as the play slows down( we open tonight!).

Here's my award:

I am very thankful that there are people out there that read my blog! So many many thanks to Angela for this award.

Now there are some rules for accepting this award and here they are:

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.

I am passing this award along to:

Janyne, Robin, Lizz, Susan, Angie, Crowzma and Pendaisy.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

And yes we labored, and labored and labored......

Sat we had agility and then Doug and I went off once again to finish the set for the play. WHERE, Doug ended up spraining his finger pretty badly....... But he persevered and did not whine too much till we got home.

Sunday we went to watch an agility trial ( FUN) where our trainer was running and she thinks that Reilly and I can probably enter tunnelers at the next show( YAY!!!). I bought tons of treats, of course and then it was off to rehearsal after some Wii time.

Monday we had a nice hike in a park behind the dog park that we go to on Sat's. It was about 2.25 miles and very shady so not too strenuous. Then back to rehearsal :)

The show FINALLY opens on Friday I need to get some pictures of our BEAUTIFUL set posted.... I'll see what I can do at dress this week.